Continuous Improvement Manager, Oil & Gas UK
Mariesha Jaffray joined Oil & Gas UK as continuous improvement manager in September 2016 and is primarily responsible for co-ordinating the work of the Efficiency Task Force, which strives to deliver pan-industry efficiency improvements.
Jaffray began her career in academia in 1997, leading research projects evaluating the impact of novel healthcare interventions for the management of chronic conditions (ranging from respiratory health to mental health). She subsequently moved into oil & gas, taking up the role as business excellence lead for Technip in 2013. Working in the QHSES department and alongside the deputy operations director, she developed the programme governance and structure for delivery of business excellence projects under the Sea Change initiative, which realised significant savings. During this time, she also established the O&G UK Continuous Improvement (CI) Network, which brings together CI professionals working in oil & gas. The network supports the work of the Efficiency Task Force, particularly in the development of the efficiency hub, where efficiency case studies and challenges are shared.
Jaffray has an MA (Honours) in psychology, an M.Sc in health services research and a PhD on the management of change.